Event Archive

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Born out of an international movement, Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for graduate students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Consultation for job documents is available at these sessions, as is an abundance of coffee.

Public Event
Michael Compitello and Hannah Collins, Assistant Professors of Music
6:00-8:00pm Friday, August 30, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Ever wondered what nature sounds like?
What about pollution?

Take an aural tour of the polluted landscape with Michael Compitello and Hannah Collins as they perform an interactive piece for cello, percussion, and electronics. Performed across the country, “The Language of Landscapes” dramatizes the pollution of our waterways and gives the audience opportunities to play music and save our rivers.

Join us for conversation, community, and a new perspective on human influence on the natural world.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

The Future University, Workshop
11:00am-12:00pm Friday, August 30, 2019 The Commons

The KU Office of Research and The Commons invite you to a workshop and networking event designed to explore emerging research collaboration and funding opportunities related to The Future of Work.

The rise of new technologies is changing the world of work at an unprecedented rate. Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, learning sciences, autonomous systems, and novel interpretations of the nature of work provide opportunities to create new industries and occupations to better address societal goals.

But disruptive technologies come with risks, including job losses for vulnerable worker populations, lack of educational infrastructure to create the requisite workforce, ethics and privacy concerns, and outdated policy and legal frameworks for managing attendant challenges. The unknowns in this Grand Societal Challenge are staggering and require insights from a wide range of disciplines.

Funding agencies from NSF to DoD and foundations are rolling out opportunities to explore the Future of Work. This workshop will explore emerging research roadmaps + upcoming solicitations.

Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, August 28, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On August 28, the event will serve as an overview of topics to explore, an opportunity to shape future sessions, and a guided exercise. Meet future presenters and peers across the university.

Light snacks provided.

Public Event
Nathan Wood, Associate Professor of History
6:00-8:00pm Friday, July 26, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Who has the right to country roads?

While today many cyclists and motorists see each other as potential antagonists, at the time of their introduction, both bikes and cars were seen as foreign threats to a pastoral countryside. Peasants chased cyclists with axes and dug holes in the road to damage cars, while the new machines appeared in the popular press as instruments of death.

Join us as Associate Professor of History, Nathan Wood, shares insights from his research about this animated relationship.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

Public Event
Germaine Halegoua, Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies
6:00-8:00pm Friday, June 28, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop

Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Where do cyclists crash most often?
Which intersections are the most dangerous?
What information do the police record about crashes?

Explore the interactive cycling accident maps created by Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Germaine Halegoua. Her maps will be available to interact with, and she will be on-hand to help us think about what we can learn from systemic patterns of crashes in the Lawrence community.

Join us for conversation, community, and a new perspective on traversing Lawrence.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

Public Event
Ken Lassman, author
6:00-8:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Can you experience nature on Massachusetts Street on a Friday night?

Ken Lassman, author of Wild Douglas County, will show you how to find nature in the heart of downtown Lawrence. Through his presentation, Lassman will train your senses and teach you what to look and listen for to experience nature in unlikely places.

Join us for conversation, community, and a lesson in sensory awakening.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact the staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

 

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue
11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 The Commons

Exploring Connections Between Music & Politics.

Brad Osborn, Music
Sherrie Tucker, American Studies
Shawn Alexander, African & African-American Studies
Dylan Fox, KJHK Radio, Community Engagement

How might we consider music as a tool to examine political topics?
This discussion will explore how performers and organizations have used music from a variety of genres as a way of entering into political and social activity in American history as well as locally, in Lawrence.

Discussion, Framing the Dialogue
2:30-4:00pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, and The Commons

Tweensa Mills, Indigenous Studies
Christopher Peace, English
Marta Caminero-Santangelo, CLACS

Western Religions have left a shadow of slavery and oppression on the Americas. As a result, many people have taken solace in  converting to Afro-diasporic or Indigenous religions.
How can the next generation create connections across faiths and find common ground?

Join the conversation on the Lawrence Talks! blog: https://www.lawrencetalks.org/blog

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